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Russian Billionaire In Exile Boris Berezovsky Commits Suicide - The First Cyprus Casualty?

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Just your ordinary run of the mill Russian billionaire oligarch in exile who had so much money he was terminally depressed... or just the opposite, and the first tragic casualty of the Cyprus capital controls which are about to eviscerate a whole lot of Russian wealth (and ultraluxury Manhattan real estate prices)?

From RT:

Exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has died at the age 67, according to a Facebook post from his son-in-law Egor Schuppe. Details regarding the nature of his death are yet to be released.


His death has not been officially confirmed, and details have not been disclosed.


According to Schuppe, Berezovsky was recently depressed. He failed to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances, and often chose to stay at home rather than go out.


Damian Kudriavtsev, the former CEO of Kommersant Publishing House also commented on the businessman’s death saying he passed away at 11:00 GMT in London.


On his twitter account, Kudriavtsev said there were no signs of a violent death.


Aleksandr Dobrovinksy, a famous lawyer and head of Moscow-based The Alexander Dobrovinsky & Partners law firm has said that Berezovsky committed suicide.   


“Just got a call from London. Boris [Abramovich] Berezovsky committed suicide. He was a difficult man. A move of disparity? Impossible to live poor? A strike of blows? I am afraid no one will get to know now,” the lawyer said on his social network page.

BBC confirms the death:

Berezovsky has been found dead at his home in Surrey.


The circumstances of the death of Mr Berezovsky - a wanted man in Russia, and an opponent of President Vladimir Putin - are not yet known.


A former Kremlin power-broker whose fortunes declined under Mr Putin, Mr Berezovsky emigrated to the UK in 2000.


Last year, he lost a £3bn ($4.7bn) damages claim against Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.


Mr Berezovsky claimed he had been intimidated by Mr Abramovich into selling shares in Russian oil giant Sibneft for a "fraction of their true worth".


The allegations were completely rejected by the London Commercial Court judge, who called Mr Berozovsky an "inherently unreliable" witness

His name was Boris Berezovsky.


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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:09 | 3365811 Pairadimes
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Sure he did.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:12 | 3365815 Abraxas
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That possibility did not occur to me ... I guess they are not telling us. Ever.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3365832 Arthor Bearing
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One of the most powerful people in London, I don't believe people like that commit suicide. I always have my doubts anyway.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3365853 spastic_colon
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i think they meant to say he was suicided

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:27 | 3365896 AlaricBalth
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Ultimate Counterparty Risk. Perhaps Boris was holding money for, or owed a debt to, the wrong counterparty. With the money parked in Cyprus, Boris would have had difficulty getting it back. Suicide or suicided it's the same thing. Lots of people are going to realize there is no way out.

Have a few Russian friends in Sunny Isles and Miami Beach and they don't play...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3365905 spastic_colon
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quite possible.....even billionaires are "owned" by someone else

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3365925 knukles
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So there's his buddy saying that he passed away at 11:00 and next we'll wind up seeing him in a video timed at 12:00 of his buddy saying that with the supposed deceased standing there talking to him a la Building 7

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:36 | 3365941 markmotive
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When the 1% start offing themselves, what should the 99% do?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:56 | 3366027 fonzannoon
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sitbback and enjoy

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:58 | 3366035 McMolotov
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<golf clap>

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:09 | 3366080 caconhma
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I am NOT so sure it was a suicide.

Things become more and more interesting every single day.

The other news: Putin called his national security council to consider the Cyprus affairs.


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:23 | 3366124 Rubicon
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A well timed warning to Cypriot MP's.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:57 | 3366245 flacon
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I can't think of a good enough joke for today.... 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:07 | 3366277 Bicycle Repairman
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"According to Schuppe, Berezovsky was recently depressed. He failed to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances, and often chose to stay at home rather than go out."

LOL.  This isn't just any "suicide".  It's a BILLIONAIRE suicide.  Can't they come up with something more plausible than the same old boilerplate?

Mr. Berezovsky or Ambramovich or whatever his name really was desrved better.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:11 | 3366299 NewThor
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I don't know.

If you got to the point where blow jobs, lobster

and building up the ultimate secret underground base

wasn't any fun any more,

maybe a dude would kill himse....


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:19 | 3366322 toys for tits
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You had me at blowjobs.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:18 | 3366680 eatthebanksters
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He drank the Kool-Aid

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:26 | 3366707 caconhma
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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 23:28 | 3367561 The Big Ching-aso
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When a billionaire commits suicide you know the economy is really shitty.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:28 | 3366144 LawsofPhysics
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Few things, if any, in life are sure bets.  However, many things we do are unsustainable, period, and in this case, dead men tell no tales.  The latter is particularly useful if they were privy to information that would turn the world on it's head. 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:34 | 3366163 Groundhog Day
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I wonder if his personal assistant drafted a suicide note

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:58 | 3366247 BLOTTO
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And yes, billionaires are nothing compared to royal special bloodlines...You know - the ones that own in one case, 1/6 of the worlds land mass...ones that have their picture on that very currency the 'billionaire(s)' hold...


'These' people we are up against arent elected...they are born.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:18 | 3366319 DeadFred
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Somebody's on a wanted list, lots of money, circumstances of death not revealed. Why would you POSSIBLY be suspicious? LOL, anybody who takes a report like this at face value probably already owns several bridges.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:44 | 3367414 CompassionateFascist
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Sooner or later, Putin is going to tap every single Jew-Pluto who tried to hijack Russia during privatization. He should be an inspiration to us all.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:24 | 3366513 U4 eee aaa
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Sometimes I'm thankful that I'm less than a pawn on the chessboard of life

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:26 | 3368421 prains
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why do they all look like DSK??

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:26 | 3366348 lolmao500
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Throw a party?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:54 | 3366421 NidStyles
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What is the deal with you commies floating around with your propaganda all the time? You have no coherent commentary to offer yourself?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 20:52 | 3367309 Buck Johnson
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Thanks for posting that link to this documentary, this is a first of it's kind. 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:11 | 3367351 YuShun
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This Surrey estate was not the one (Sutton Place) owned by J. Paul Getty in the 1960s,
which is now owned by another Russian, Alisher Usmanov.  Berezovsky’s Surrey estate
was south of Guilford and southeast of Godalming.  Some English newspaper reports
say that Berezovsky had sold his Surrey estate and died at his home in Berkshire near Ascot.
According to  his Berkshire estate is near Englefield Green,
which is east of Ascot, southeast of Windsor, and southwest of Heathrow airport.


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 22:16 | 3367477 palmereldritch
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Thanks for the link.  Great doc.  If it takes one of the scions of the 1% to remind us of the dangers of oligarchy that breeds malignant capitalism it should inspire the remaining 99% to preserve the free market.  Freedom isn't free.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:37 | 3365943 BKbroiler
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Eeeeen  soh viet rassha suicide commit you.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:28 | 3366714 caconhma
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The Russian oligarchy money-laundering model is not working anymore. For more than20 years, Russian oligarchy plundered Russian people, and now their money was confiscated by the Zionist Banking Mafia. Well, there is no honor left amongst thieves and gangsters anymore. It is just awful.


Who is next after Berezovsky. I could not be just a one-man show.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:32 | 3367398 Iwanttoknow
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May OI add,with a little help from friends in this country.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:39 | 3365956 kaiserhoff
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Jeepers Creepers.

Our Boris and Natasha should look out from sky falling pianos.

                                        Google be Praised

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:45 | 3365985 SAT 800
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He didn't "suidcide"; he collapsed gravitationally due to his girders overheating. Happens all the time.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:59 | 3366040 ihedgemyhedges
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If we're lucky, George Soros had a tidy stash in Cyprus too....

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:01 | 3366257 Pure Evil
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When you make a deal with the devil, sometimes he comes to collect a little early.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 22:08 | 3367467 StychoKiller
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Hmm, well Pure Evil should know the ways of the Devil... :>D

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:31 | 3366155 Groundhog Day
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The new Troika strategy....wack the billionares and take thier money to fund bailouts.  Gates, Buffet, et al should really watch thier backs.  The mafia are like NEMO compared to these central banker sharks and squids

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:29 | 3366355 lolmao500
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99% of people would agree with this strategy. What have billionaires ever do for anybody? You don't become a billionaire by being a good hard working guy.... you become a billionaire because you're born into it... or by dirty money, killing/hurting/robbing thousands/millions of people... or by taking over a market while destroying every competition out there.

All billionaires are frauds.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3365933 Alpo for Granny
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Poor Boris should have read ZH. Then maybe he would have had the money in his own hands as phyzz..rather than some scumbag banker/politician's 1's and 0's.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:37 | 3366372 daveO
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Thank God for the 2nd Admendment, so they can't take over here.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 20:51 | 3367306 Buck Johnson
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I think your right, he was holding or owed money to the wrong person and couldn't get some or all of it out of a certain island.  A man like this was suicided he didn't do it himself.  And your right about the Russians, when your in with them many of them have people they know in the underworld or are in the underworld, they definitely don't play around.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:57 | 3366244 deKevelioc
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Before Putin moves on to Cypriot legislators, he had to clean-up old, unfinished business.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3365870 Sudden Debt
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you keep talking like that and you'll end up suicided yourself...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:55 | 3366021 Pharming
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Seeing this...I can't help but think of that great old song by Satchmo, "What a Wonderful One World Order".



Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:58 | 3366251 Colonel Klink
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Berezovsky was born in 1946 in Moscow to Abram Markovich Berezovsky, a Jewish civil engineer


One from the tribe down.  Many more to go of the monied class.


Don't let the door hitcha where God splitcha!

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 05:58 | 3367814 BigDuke6
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6 of the 7 'oligarchs' who bought up russia's oil for pennies on the dollar from the drunken globalist stooge Yeltsin are/were Jewish.

And their multiculti-lady gaga shit doesnt work on the russians or putin.

Good luck to them

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 19:31 | 3367108 Mike in GA
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@Pharming - plus 100 for the updated Satchmo title! 

The retitle is very funny and thanks also for puyting that beautiful song in my head.  That old guy went out with class, at the top of his game.  RIP

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:31 | 3365914 kliguy38
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Of course it was suicide...hehehhe......what else could it possibly have

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3365927 knukles
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"pull it"

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:31 | 3366721 Bay of Pigs
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Was his underwear on backwards like Vince Foster?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3365834 palmereldritch
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In The City, suicide kills you

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:23 | 3365864 SubjectivObject
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In the City, the City suicide you.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3365871 Irelevant
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Yup! +1

I don`t think he was keeping [all] the cash in Cyprus. You can also keep the black money in Austria. Per the Austrian banking law:

As of September 2009, those provisions are supplemented as follows:
Bank-related information will be provided to the requesting country if it may be assumed to be relevant for purposes of taxation or criminal prosecution in the foreign tax payer's native country.
The relevance of such inquiries shall be explained by the requesting country and is subject to examination by the Austrian authorities.
Simple inquiries not accompanied by concrete evidence of a particular individual's affiliation with Austria are definitely inadmissible.
Each inquiry must be made in reliance on a legal base (e.g. double taxation conventions, Community law, or other international treaties).

Latvia is also a prime spot for parking black money in the EU.

As a rich billionaire he was not keeping all the eggs in one basket.

The Cyprus fiasco is interesting because all these "new rules" violate all matter of European Law, making the point that all "guarantees" in the EU are actually worthless. This is not a good a development for the EU.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:53 | 3366236 BorisTheBlade
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I'm not so sure he was having that much cash left in his last days. He lost court case to Abramovich and some say it was a last straw for his financial well being, especially given his lifestyle he got used to in Russia. Sure, he had conflicts with Putin and was generally very critical of him, but for Putin Berezovsky was more of nuisance than a threat. Sad though, he was a colourful character.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:25 | 3365862 Sudden Debt
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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:26 | 3366343 toys for tits
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The Bourne Identity.

He was supposed to have died in a way where the only possible explanation was that he'd been murdered by a member of his own entourage. I don't send you to kill. I send you to be invisible. I send you because you don't exist.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3365926 vmromk
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When we have the privilege to read Bernanke's obituary ???

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:13 | 3366307 DosZap
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When we have the privilege to read Bernanke's obituary ???

LaGuarde already wrote it.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:29 | 3366527 azzhatter
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I believe it's called pleasure

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:38 | 3365946 Son of Loki
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"Found strung up, hands tied behind his back, stabbed six times in the back and shot apparent suicide," said authorities.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:13 | 3365827 McMolotov
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"First they came for the Russian billionaires in exile, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Russian billionaire in exile..."

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:49 | 3365998 comob
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pithy mcmolotov - might I add piquant too!

ah good old zh you never let me down.

ZH: Come for the news, stay for the pith!

????????? ???? ?????



Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:49 | 3366405 toys for tits
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In an interview with Sky's Jeff Randall in 2009, the exiled Russian businessman, Boris Berezovsky, claimed oligarchs including Putin used the rest of the world to launder money and assert control.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3365841 sunnydays
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I agree.  Too much of a coincidence.   Was he one that put that 900 million in put options against the Euro?   I bet there are going to be more suicides in the headlines in the next couple of weeks of power players. 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:38 | 3365953 Crash Overide
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Let them all go after each other, saves us the trouble... More popcorn please, I am okay with picking up the pieces after their all gone. Gets more interesting each and every day, reaping, sowing and all that.


Wiki says:

Boris Abramovich Berezovsky (Russian: ?????? ?????????? ????????????, 23 January 1946 - 23 March 2013)[6][7] was a Russian business oligarch, government official and former mathematician. He was assassinated by Russian FSB agents in London on the orders of Vladimir Putin. He was a member of Russian Academy of Sciences. Although once a supporter of Vladimir Putin, Berezovsky clashed with the new president soon after his election in 2000 and was a vocal critic for the remainder of his life.[8]

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:57 | 3366231 Randall Cabot
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This guy was as "Russian" as Trotsky, Sverdlov, Lenin, Kamenov, Kaganovich, Radek, Beria, Yagoda... Read why these "Russians" fear Putin:


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:55 | 3366241 wee-weed up
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Yep, remember ol' Putti-Poot had Berezovsky's friend and associate, Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with the rare radioactive poison, Polonium 210. Many think this was a "message" to Berezovsky... "You're next."

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:15 | 3366101 SDShack
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Yep, like have said several times, by nature they are cannibals. You will see more and more instances of cannibalism as it all unravels.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3365849 Silver Bug
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The shots of the currency wars are being fired everyday. Things are only going to get more and more heated.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:46 | 3365986 Carl Spackler
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So what is the motive (for either suicide or homocide)?

Was he assisting the Troika, advising on Cypriot banking matters?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:59 | 3366043 dick cheneys ghost
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Maybe a 'message' to the russians...............??

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:05 | 3366065 Tucson Tom
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I didn`t know he was friends of the Clintons.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:08 | 3366076 Blue Vervain
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Long overdue.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:29 | 3366140 Atomizer
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Just another day, the executive appointed mouthbreather was promised da riches.

Former Enron Executive Kills Himself, Police Say | January 25, 2002

Future Newz headings. Famous multibillionaire philanthropist commits suicide. Disparity over extracting new wealth redistribution prospects caused extreme depression.


/Tit for tat.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:18 | 3366321 hivekiller
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Lots of possibilities here. 1) he's not dead. Will undergo surgery and re-emerge a new man. 2) he was killed as a warning to the Russian mob. 3) who the hell knows?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:05 | 3366636 Atomizer
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He's dead hivekiller. This act sends out a message to others. Taking out the queen bee will kill the hive. Understand?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:11 | 3365812 Yen Cross
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    What's the 1/2 life of polonium-210? Autopsy report to follow shortly after.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:12 | 3365823 Newsboy
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Would you like to kill yourself with polonium in sushi or cigarette today, sir?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:11 | 3365816 Pimp Juice
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He shot himself in the head six times...........

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3365850 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Exactly, because if you are worth 10 billion and they take 20% you are now only worth 8 billion.  Thats a good reason to kill yourself.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:29 | 3366151 francis_sawyer
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@Pimp Juice


I heard it was 7... He emptied a revolver, reloaded & the final one did him in...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:32 | 3366534 azzhatter
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Even if they took 80% you'd have $2B, that would keep you in blowjobs for quite a few hundred years

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3365855 tarsubil
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He also hung himself for good measure.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3365904 CaptainObvious
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That was just in case the ricin delivered by umbrella point didn't take.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:55 | 3366018 Wile-E-Coyote
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Boris liked to clean his shotgun while taking a bath.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:37 | 3366373 Carl Spackler
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Now that was funny !  (on at least two diffrent levels)


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:36 | 3365942 Sudden Debt
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and was still able to plaw a axe in his back after it. Now that's what I call commited!

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:27 | 3366350 perchprism
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What does plaw mean in Belgian? 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:31 | 3366532 Sudden Debt
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having sex with your sister. why you ask?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:54 | 3367438 perchprism
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I was curious because it sounded so horrible, but if it means having sex with your sister maybe it's not so bad.

I suppose next you'll say she's a virgin, and it'll only cost me 10 kroner.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:44 | 3365977 Crash Overide
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Right in line with that banker guy that stabbed himself in the chest 30 times in a car park a couple months ago because he felt so bad for what he'd done right...?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:57 | 3367444 CompassionateFascist
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or last week's Italian bankster who fell off the roof a 10-storey building while cleaning the rain-gutters

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:09 | 3366081 Misean
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Reminds me of an old Benny Hill skit:

I din't kill him. I was buttering me bread and he fell on me knife........seventeen times..........backwards.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:18 | 3366109 lesterbegood
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Assisted suicide?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:12 | 3365820 JJSF
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He was just interviewed on bloomberg 2 days ago. Very coherent, upbeat guy.. Not even a 1% chance he commited suicide.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3365839 Moneyswirth
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You don't have to be incoherent to contemplate and/or commit suicide. Nor do you have to be not "upbeat" especially in front of a television camera.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3365938 Tinky
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Now you've got me worried about Jay Leno.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:58 | 3366038 It is a bargin ...
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Thats a fact, suicide is about control, if the rest of your life is falling to shit and out of your control a process of elimination shows you one things is in your control, your life or death, so you take control, one last time, perfectly logical I think

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:18 | 3366113 kaiserhoff
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When I was about ten, the owner of the neighborhood grocery store, a man I knew well, killed himself.

I thought it was terrible, frightening, and inexplicable.

Then my father explained he was just diagnosed with brain cancer, and had watched his father die of the same disease.

Logical, indeed.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:32 | 3366159 francis_sawyer
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My grandmother did the same thing... CANCER...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:59 | 3366039 It is a bargin ...
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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3365830 Freddie
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No more free bagels for him.  He was sucide-d.  Hopefully Putin goes after Roman Abromovich next and while he is at it - go look for those European bankster families who murdered the Czar's family and 30 million others plus more for a good profit.  The bankster families who have made the western world misery for the past 400 years.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:32 | 3365888 reload
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Berezovsky and Abramovich were hardly friends - in fact Berezovsky recently lost a big legal battle to get 3 billion that he claimed Abramovich owed him. There were reports that Berezovskys legal bill was in the 10`s of millions.

His former girlfriend was seeking to have his assets frozen -

No doubt his death will remain a mystery - but he was not a man without problems or enemies

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3365921 It is a bargin ...
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Abmrovich and the rest of the Chelski team hopefully, leave Zingarevich alone though he owns my team

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:48 | 3366210 Randall Cabot
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The murderers of the Czar and his family:

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 22:01 | 3367451 CompassionateFascist
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Freddie is going on the $PLC hit list

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3365836 gwar5
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Lagarde gets raided and now a Russian oligarch commits suicide... is this a preemptive strike against Russians to send a message before the 70% haircut vote? We want details from his lawyer -- hot tub, bullet, poison, or fast acting pollonium?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:27 | 3365895 Freddie
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My guess is he drowned in the tub while shooting himself in the back of the head multiple times, taking an OD while he dropped the toaster in the bathtub while slitting his wrists while having a massive heart attack.

Putin may now announce a $20 bilion bailout of Cyprus.   Whack a few more oligarchs and Russia owns Cyprus and probably Greece.   Go Vlad!

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:39 | 3365922 mjcOH1
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"My guess is he drowned in the tub while shooting himself in the back of the head multiple times, taking an OD while he dropped the toaster in the bathtub while slitting his wrists while having a massive heart attack."

Suffocation.   She had awesome thighs.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3365843 Brit_Abroad
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Suicided ?


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3365845 machineh
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He was inconsolable after hearing that natgas rationing is coming and Brits may freeze in the dark.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3365851 Freddie
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Anyone remember "Robert Maxwell" who jumped off his yacht:

Robert Maxwell was born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch into a poor[2][3] Yiddish-speaking Jewish family in the small town of Slatinské Doly (now Solotvino, Ukraine), in the easternmost province of (pre-World War II), Czechoslovakia. His parents were Mechel Hoch and Hannah Slomowitz.


Or Jeffrey Picower aka friend of Madoff who went for a swim.  The wife later gave up the billions he "earned" with madoff.


On October 25, 2009, Jeffry Picower died at his Palm Beach home. Picower's wife, Barbara, told dispatchers she found him "at the bottom of their swimming pool" at their oceanfront estate shortly after noon, Palm Beach police said. He was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 80 minutes later.[25]

According to the Palm Beach Police Department, "An autopsy of the body of Jeffry M. Picower was performed this morning. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Mr. Picower suffered a massive heart attack while in the swimming pool resulting in accidental drowning."[26]


Jeffry Picower Born Jeffry M. Picower
May 5, 1942 Died October 25, 2009 (aged 67)
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. Ethnicity Jewish[1] Occupation Investor, lawyer Spouse(s) Barbara Picower
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:34 | 3366165 Pseudo Anonym
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wtf is it w/ these heart attacks and suicides

suffered a massive heart attack while in the swimming pool

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3365854 PontifexMaximus
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An awful lot of City lawyers can save their daily viagra dose for the next 5 years.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3365859 dogbreath
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With his money he could afford a stunt double

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:22 | 3365860 JJ McApe
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why would he killed himself??? he was in the uk and a very wealthy guy.

makes no sense. even if he would lose a lot of money in cyprus he would still have enough to live a prosperous life.

i don't think this is a coincidence. :/


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:31 | 3365910 thisandthat
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RIP-OFFer. Do you think he got rich honestly? Good riddance!...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:45 | 3365979 conspicio
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Perhaps he asked to have his physical gold delivered to him from the vault.



Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:22 | 3365861 surfsup
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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3365868 overhere2000
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Another footnote in history.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3365869 Rehab Willie
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suicide by polonium 210.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:27 | 3365893 Sudden Debt
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you wonder why you can still buy that stuff in any grocery store there days...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:48 | 3365994 SAT 800
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So, how are things in the land of Waffles? Thanks for the early morning giggle.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:52 | 3366230 kaiserhoff
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Do you ever sleep, SD?

Please don't start now.  We need the comic relief;)

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:26 | 3365883 Rustysilver
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So, did he use PSS silent pistol.  Well, it starts with one and then you might have an epidemic.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:26 | 3365886 RaRaRasputin
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He has survived numerous assassination attempts, including a bomb that decapitated his chauffeur, and has been a wanted man in Russia, charged with fraud and political corruption, since 2001.

His recent calls for the overthrow of President Putin have led to further attempts by Russia to have him extradited from Britain where he is in exile.

Suicide really??

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:31 | 3365912 Freddie
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Please Vlad - come Red Dawn - Amerika.   Help us clear out the vermin in DC, NYC, LA and Chicago.  Just send real Russians not these fake Cuban B-movie actors that Milius used in the first film.  Also bring some Russian hottie womens. 


Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:42 | 3365966 mjcOH1
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That's the the thing.....the occupiers never bring their own cootchie to share with the locals.   Just guns.  

Sure, you might be able to get an AK for a bottle of Pabst.  But it'll set you back a six-pack for a head-nodder with no other redeeming qualities.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:01 | 3366053 Crash Overide
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Makes me wonder what Putin thinks of the Chicago gang? I hear the Russians have a pretty bad ass mafia of their own, partners or mortal enemies?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:48 | 3366189 mjcOH1
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"Makes me wonder what Putin thinks of the Chicago gang? I hear the Russians have a pretty bad ass mafia of their own, partners or mortal enemies?"

Unless he's into Michael Jackson memorabelia and fur capes, he's probably thinking they're a bunch of fucking retards.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:48 | 3365993 RaRaRasputin
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A close friend confirmed to The Telegraph that Mr Berezovsky died at his estate in Surrey.

The circumstances of the death remain unknown but the 67 year-old businessman is thought to have been found dead in his bath.

It will inevitably raise questions about nefarious activities because Mr Berezovsky had survived several assassination attempts, including a bomb that decapitated his chauffeur.

He was also a close friend of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian dissident who was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:27 | 3365891 akak
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You know, for somebody who is already named "Boris", it seems quite redundant to have to label him as "Russian" also.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3365902 magpie
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Boris the Ukrainian Kosak and Boris the Bulgar might disagree

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:34 | 3365930 FieldingMellish
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Where there is Boris, there is Natasha. Now where is pesky squirrel?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:45 | 3365981 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Boris the Blade aka Boris the Bullet Dodger.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:16 | 3366106 BorisTheBlade
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I'm from glorious land of Kazakhstan.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 19:40 | 3367132 akak
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Kazakhstan greatest country in the world

All other countries are run by little girls ....

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:55 | 3366016 akak
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Everyone knows that Ukrainians are just Russians with a simultaneous inferiority complex and a superiority complex.

As for bulgar, who cares?  That is only cracked wheat.  It's not like there is any such place as "Bulgaria" anyway.  LOL, "Bulgaria": the Land of Cracked Wheat!

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:47 | 3366593 U4 eee aaa
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It was all a lot simpler when we could talk about Boris from the USSR

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:34 | 3365931 G-R-U-N-T
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Messing with the King of the Beasts can be very consequential.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:28 | 3365898 thisandthat
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One gone, plenty more to go...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:32 | 3365917 Mordenkainen
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Warning to the Troika? "We take out our own. Think we'll hesitate to take you out?"

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3365934 frenchie
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maybe just a jewish internal matter ?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 15:14 | 3366309 thisandthat
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I read they found pork in supposedly halal food; maybe it got into kosher food, as well, and he got depressed as consequence.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:38 | 3365944 ekm
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Again and again, this seems to me like INTERNATIONAL ELITE INFIGHTING. Aiming at anything over Eur100k was the first clue.


I've long sustained that QE's goal is to supply primary dealers and major euro banks which are hyperoverleveraged, with MONEY TO PAY FOR DERIVATIVE LOSSES.


However, this money would be going to winning counterparties. My suspicion has always been that the winning counterparties are POWERFUL RUSSIAN AND CHINESE OLIGARCHS.


I've always relied on ZH to prove/disprove my conjectures. My conjecture that Lehman was sacrificed on JPM's altar was proven correct here on ZH.


It looks to me that the conjecture that the winning derivative counterparties are powerfull russians and chinese could be proven correct....quite soon. Winning counterparties are starting to disappear or robbed.

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